May 26, 2011 1.40 pm This story is over 157 months old

New High Street Tesco Express opens

Seventh Tesco: A new Tesco Express convenience store is set to open on the High Street, the seventh

A new Tesco Express convenience store is set to open on Friday, May 27 at 8am.

The store, the seventh Tesco in Lincoln, is located near the top of the High Street and the unit was formerly occupied by Wingads clothing retailer.

The store will focus more on snacks and fresh foods as opposed to groceries, to facilitate for the lunchtime rush. Regular opening hours will be 6am – 11pm, seven days a week.

Employees at the new store underwent training over the past few weeks at other Tesco stores around Lincoln, including the Newark Road and Wragby Road branches.

There were around 300 applications for the 12 positions available. Out of all the applicants, 70 interviews were conducted.

The store manager, Jason Shakespeare, said: “I am really pleased with my new team and I’m looking forward to working with my new staff.

“I was thrilled by the response we received to our recruitment drive. In this time of economic uncertainty, it is great that we are able to create jobs for our local community and help get people back into work.”

The store chose to donate £500 to The Lincoln and District Stroke Club as part of its commitment to supporting the local community.

The Lincoln and District Stroke Club has recently celebrated its 30th birthday. One of the longest running clubs of its kind in the country, the charity provides activities for those affected by a stroke in the Lincoln area.

Shakespeare added: “We were delighted to be able to support The Lincoln and District Stroke Club, as it is a wonderful charity that does great work for the local community.”

Dudley Dolan, President of The Lincoln and District Stroke Club, will be the guest of honour when the new Tesco Express store opens this Friday to cut a ribbon and declare the new store officially open at 10.30am.